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2008 23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (2008)
L'Aquila
Sept. 15, 2008 to Sept. 19, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2187-9
pp: 399-402
A. Bertolino , Consiglio Naz. delle Ric., Ist. di Scienza e Tecnol. dell'Inf., Pisa
G. De Angelis , Consiglio Naz. delle Ric., Ist. di Scienza e Tecnol. dell'Inf., Pisa
A. Sabetta , Consiglio Naz. delle Ric., Ist. di Scienza e Tecnol. dell'Inf., Pisa
ABSTRACT
This paper proposes a novel approach to performance testing, called virtual capture and replay (VCR), that couples capture and replay techniques with the checkpointing capabilities provided by the latest virtualization technologies. VCR enables software performance testers to automatically take a snapshot of a running system when certain critical conditions are verified, and to later replay the scenario that led to those conditions. Several in-depth analyses can be separately carried out in the laboratory just by rewinding the captured scenario and replaying it using different probes and analysis tools.
INDEX TERMS
virtualization technologies, VCR, virtual capture, virtual replay, software performance testing, checkpointing capabilities
CITATION

G. De Angelis, A. Sabetta and A. Bertolino, "VCR: Virtual Capture and Replay for Performance Testing," 2008 23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering(ASE), L'Aquila, 2008, pp. 399-402.
doi:10.1109/ASE.2008.58
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